Gallwch ymuno rhydd neu ddilyn y grŵp hwn. Bydd ceisiadau gweinyddol yn cael ei roi ar Ã´l eu cymeradwyo gan weinyddwr sydd eisoes yn bodoli.
•youth cafe - space to hang out with organised activities, advice and trips.
•conservatory coffee shop allowing parents to give their children a little safe freedom in the park while they watch.
•modern comfortable meeting room for groups with views of the park.
•vocational workshops by visiting experts.
•up to date changing facilities and showers for sports teams.
•covered cycle storage to encourage people to cycle to the centre.
•space for a new state of the art library too?
GET ON YER BIKE!!
I would love to see the introduction of a safe, well marked network of cycle paths covering our entire community and linking Southgate, Pennard, Parkmill and Kittle (hopefully eventually linking us to the Swansea Bay cycle path). I'd like this to be accompanied by a community-wide 20mph speed limit at school commuting times. This would allow our children to cycle to school safely, as well as to friends' houses, recreational areas and existing bridleways.
We would be a flagship Welsh community for promoting the health and wellbeing of an entire generation of village children in this way, as well as improving the natural environment by reducing vehicle and noise pollution at school run times.
Imagine a community where cars drive really slowly in the morning and everyone is out on their bikes! It would be fab!
postiwyd ar 1 Chwef 2018
The idea is to approach local businesses and organisations to look after a board filled with supplies to carry out a 2 minute clean-up.
You would be able to take a litter picker and a carrier from the board, go off on your walk and collect as much litter in 2 minutes as you can.
We would then encourage you to take a picture of the litter you've collected and upload it to the Community Council Facebook or Twitter pages before disposing of it in a bin and returning the empty bag and litter picker to the board for others to take part.
postiwyd ar 24 Ion 2018
postiwyd ar 24 Ion 2018
had great success in Pennard Ward and have planted a beautiful Silver Birch to
commemorate 50 years since the passing of Vernon Watkins and 50 years since
Pennard Primary School and Library were opened.
Local company, Gower Unearthed, work tirelessly raising awareness of Gower myths, legends and history. They have been awarded funding to bring Vernon Watkins and his work to life for the 50th anniversary and have run some great initiatives across Swansea and Gower.
I met with Charlotte and Helen of Gower Unearthed to discuss the Swansea Rural Community Voice Project and how it could work for them. We discussed their current and future projects and during our conversations, one of us suggested that planting a tree for Vernon would be a lovely way to mark this special anniversary.
Without further discussions, the idea was uploaded to VocalEyes into Pennard Ward, was rated and debated by Pennard residents and by the end of the month was top of the list of priorities for the ward.
It was during this time, we spoke to residents about the idea of planting a tree and discovered the Primary School and Library were both also celebrating a 50th anniversary. With all the crossover links between Vernon’s poetry, children, learning, books and literacy, the idea morphed into a joint celebration.
We approached the Primary school to find out what they thought about a tree to celebrate their special anniversary, also recognizing the Library and Vernon Watkins, and were delighted by the response.
Charlotte and Helen both wanted to help the school give the children a better understanding of Vernon Watkins and so organized sessions at the school; including poetry walks and sessions writing poetry taking inspiration from nature and the Pennard area.
The children have also worked with a local artist to produce a “Poetry-Tree” to showcase their work. This will form part of a display to be showcased around Swansea as a finale to the Vernon Watkins Project.
The tree will be accompanied by a memorial stone and information board in the coming months. These will be a fitting memorial to Pennard’s most famous poet which we hope will eventually form part of a Vernon Watkins Trail within the ward, encouraging residents to learn more about Vernon and encouraging visitors from further afield who want to find out more.
The stone and board will be funded by donations from a collaboration of different organizations including The Gower Landscape Partnership, The Gower Society, Pennard Community Council, VocalEyes and fundraising from the local community. This is an example of genuine community collaboration, individuals and organizations working together to achieve a priority idea that had come from the residents within the community.
This story has been shared by the South Wales Evening Post and is available on the Welsh Government website: http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/cap/wales-rural-network/news/59...
Looking forward to helping Pennard residents achieve many more of their priorities in the coming months!
postio ar 24 Ion 2018
I was joined by members of the community who were already using VocalEyes.org, those who had been online and felt they wanted some support to use it and also people who were interested in finding out more - we also roped in unsuspecting visitors to the library.
We had a great morning, with people registering for the first time and getting involved, rating and debating ideas already being discussed and inputting excellent ideas of their own. We also had very interesting conversations around the ideas on the platform and ways to make them become a reality.
Great stuff Penard! See you in Monday January 29th at 10am for our next Coffee, Cake & Communicate!
postio ar 16 Rhag 2017